COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A neighbor spotted Rollins Stamps standing alone on a the front porch of a Bronzeville home bleeding when his girlfriend appeared holding the knife, prosecutors said.
Latonya Morris, 30, could be heard saying, "You gonna bring your ass over to her house for help?" when she allegedly went after Stamps, stabbing and kicking the 26-year-old man multiple times as he lay on the ground, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Michael Rusch said.
Morris appeared in Cook County Bond Court Tuesday charged with first-degree murder.
Rusch said an argument with Stamps at Morris' home in the 4000 block of South Wabash Avenue on Sunday turned physical. Morris allegedly stabbed the Stamps, the father of two of her three children.
Stamps ran to a neighbor's house for help and "frantically rang the neighbor's doorbell," Rusch said.
After Morris allegedly stabbed Stamps several more times, she told the neighbor to call the cops for "this mother f-----."
Morris, who works as a certified nursing assistant, according to her attorney, has previously been arrested for domestic violence. But her attorney said Tuesday that Morris, a victim of abuse at the hands of Stamps, has been beaten and assailed for years.
"It's a long standing situation of domentic violence," he said.
Morris was ordered held on $1 million bail by Cook County Judge Donald Panarese.